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Medical alert

THE health and safety of communities of Mirboo North and Foster are being put at risk by only one paramedic working per shift in the towns, said the paramedics’ union, the Ambulance Employees Association of Victoria. State secretary Steve McGhie said while paramedics in Mirboo North and Foster can be backed up by volunteer ambulance […]

June 19th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Long Jetty rounds the corner

THE Long Jetty at Port Welshpool is on track to be completed in March 2019. South Gippsland Shire Council said the jetty rehabilitation project is progressing well, within budget and on schedule. Structural work has reached the unique curved section of the jetty, posing a challenge for the surveyor and construction process in setting out […]

June 19th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Minister cracks down

THE State Government has appointed a municipal monitor to investigate and report on the governance of South Gippsland Shire Council. Victorian Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz yesterday (Monday) announced the appointment of Peter Stephenson for a 12 month term, effective from June 18, 2018. The appointment of a monitor at the council follows a […]

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Rental squeeze

A SHORTAGE of rental properties in South Gippsland is playing havoc with renters’ lives, but presenting an opportunity for investors. People are struggling to find homes, with families being forced to move away from family and friends, and some people are even living with work colleagues until a vacancy arises. One real estate agent reported […]

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Beef prices hold steady

CATTLE numbers are dwindling at sales across the state, causing a flurry of buyers at last week’s VLE Leongatha store sale and a subsequent jump in prices. Agents are anticipating lower numbers for most of winter, which could see prices hold steady in the lead up to spring. SEJ livestock agent Terry Johnston said the […]

June 13th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Dairy code under review

DAIRY farmers are awaiting the outcome of a 12 month review of the industry’s voluntary code of practice by the Australian Dairy Industry Council, 12 months after its introduction. Dumbalk dairy farmer Damian Murphy said after the events of April 2016, something needed to be done to rebuild trust and relationships between farmers and processors. […]

June 13th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Demand for land drives value

FARMLAND values in Bass Coast and South Gippsland continued to increase in 2017, a trend replicated across most of the state. Last year in Bass Coast Shire, the median price per hectare was $16,144, nearly $2000 up on the three year average of $14,164. There was an estimated 26 farm sales in Bass Coast in […]

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Parrots in decisive win

LEONGATHA has moved one rung up the ladder by beating Sale and consigning the Magpies to third as the Parrots fill second spot. The loss by Sale sees Maffra all clear on top of the ladder two games ahead, while the Parrots’ win has also given it some breathing space two games clear of Moe […]

June 13th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Lion’s defence too strong

ALTHOUGH Stony Creek stood the clear winner of the battle, a tough contest took place against Toora at the Stony Creek Recreation Reserve on Saturday. Toora was missing some key players in Jack Weston and Luke Manders. Likewise, Stony Creek was missing Anthony Sigeti and Sam Marriott. Play in the first quarter was scrappy, but […]

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Bulldogs upset the Sea Eagles

PHILLIP Island caused Inverloch-Kongwak’s first loss for the season on Saturday. However, it did take the Bulldogs a while to warm up. Conditions were slippery early, but it was quick to dry up. The first quarter looked like Inverloch-Kongwak would remain in control of the game, quickly getting a 22 point lead. Phillip Island only […]

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